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“God wants to change the world through your life if you'll just do something.”

A thought by Erwin Raphael McManus from his book, Chasing Daylight: Seize the Power of Every Moment (Kindle Location 595). Kindle Edition.

I just have had a tremendous valuable time for 1 ½ hours.  First of all I walked.  That is making a difference in my health.  I am 64 and I decided a few years back that I didn’t want to be an invalid so I started eating healthier and started walking.  That has been of benefit to me.  Then today I listened to 2 messages by Robert Morris who is the Lead Pastor of the Gateway Church in Austin, Texas.  The messages were on prayer.  They challenged me and gave me new insight on this tremendous subject.  But if all I did was to walk and then to listen I would have been helped but it would have been all for me.   My world was changed but that was all if I didn’t do something. 

The first thing I did was to pray.  I took what God had taught me through Robert Morris and came back to pray for some situations that I had let up on praying for.  The work isn’t done so I needed to not give up.  I heard the message and put it into practice.  I then sat down here at Starbucks and started writing to let God change your world which in turn could change other people’s world and in turn change the world.  It all starts with us doing something. 

It is so easy for us as Christians to see that it is all about us and our needs and our growth and our family but do nothing about the rest of the world.  Christ came to live in us, yes, but He came to also live through us.  Why don’t you say yes to Him and do that something that He wants you to do.  It may be just to talk with some lonely person at Starbucks and that can change their world.  It all starts with us doing something.

As Jesus’ mother said to those servants at the wedding in John 2.5 (Msg), “Whatever He tells you, do it.” May our answer be, “I’ll do it”. 

So will you do it?   


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